’20/20 on ID Presents Homicide’ Offers Never-Before-Heard Details of the Unabomber

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For 18 years, Ted Kaczynski, commonly known as the Unabomber, led a nationwide bombing campaign that killed three people and injured 23 others. Sending bombs through the mail to universities and airlines alike (the term “Unabomber” stands for “UNiversities and Airline BOMBer), Kaczynski caused terror throughout the U.S. for nearly two decades. His destructive actions were finally halted in 1996 when an unlikely source spoke out: Ted’s brother, David Kaczynski. A 35,000 word…

Electrify Africa Act: Seeker & ONE Share Why It Matters

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Have you ever lost power in a storm? If you have, it doesn’t take long to realize how integral reliable access to electricity is (and not just for streaming your favorite shows and checking Instagram). However, for more than 600 million people in sub-Saharan Africa, half the population of the U.S., there is no access to reliable energy sources. Yesterday, President Obama signed the Electrify Africa Act into effect in…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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Hello, February! We’re celebrating all things Puppy Bowl XII this week – both here at our HQ and at our other domestic offices around the U.S. The icing on the cake was this afternoon: our fabulous Employee Engagement team organized games and treats for all, with some larger offices hosting coordinated visits with puppies from local shelters. It was the perfect opportunity to step away from your desk for a moment, spend time with colleagues…

The Ultimate ‘Puppy Bowl XII’ Game Day Guide

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It’s that time of the year again! This year, 84 pawsitively adorable puppies from 44 rescues across the U.S. were drafted to represent “Team Ruff” and “Team Fluff.”  Puppy Bowl XII kicks off on Sunday, February 7 at 3PM ET/PT. To get you ready for game day, here is the ULTIMATE Puppy Bowl Game Day Guide! Check out Pedigree’s starting line-up! Here, you can see the cutest, sportiest puppies that will…

Life With a Newborn Leaves New Parents “Rattled”

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Few things can change your life quite like becoming a parent. I should know – I joined the ranks of moms everywhere when my husband and I welcomed our son in September. Sure, we had read all the books, heard all the stories from well-meaning friends and relatives, but nothing can quite prepare you for the completely exciting, exhausting, joyful and ultimately terrifying experience of becoming a first-time parent. Tonight,…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

On Monday, we announced that Suzanne Kolb has joined Discovery Communications as Executive Vice President & General Manager, Discovery Digital Networks. She will oversee our award-winning portfolio of over 70 web-native brands and series, original digital development, Discovery VR and social partnerships. Welcome to the team, Suzanne! Here is some other news you may have missed: ‘Chasing Ice’ Director Named Inaugural Sundance Institute Discovery Impact Fellow; ‘Drought’ Special Coming Later This Year (Deadline) Sundance ’16: Discovery Launches…

‘Panda Republic’: Inside the Fight to Save Wild Pandas

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It’s hard not to melt a little when you see a panda. Just look at them. They’re like a goofy stuffed animal brought to life – slightly aloof yet laser-focused on what matters to them most. (Have you ever seen one go to town on a piece of bamboo? That stalk never stood a chance.) Yet as much as we love to ooh and aah over how adorable they are, there’s something much more…

Toyota & Discovery Give Viewers VR Tour of Austin in ‘Let’s Go Places’

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Looking to make a roadtrip without leaving home? Well, thanks to a partnership between Discovery Communications and Toyota, you can do just that with Discovery VR’s Let’s Go Places: Austin, an immersive 10-part virtual reality series transporting you to unique experiences in and around Austin, Texas. With Brian Brushwood and Justin Robert Young as your guide, you can try your hand at everything from barefoot waterskiing on Lake Austin to…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

Happy Friday, everyone! There’s snow-way this weekend won’t be one to remember, with a significant, possibly historic blizzard (Jonas, Snowzilla…it goes by many names) headed our way. In fact, it should begin snowing any minute now. To make sure all of our team members are home safe when the weather hits, our HQ in Silver Spring is closed today – something that I’m told rarely happens (and speaks to the expected severity of…

This Week In…Discovery Buzz

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Happy Friday! If you’re looking to end your week on a high note, take a moment or two to check out the Puppy Bowl XII starting lineup and try not to “aww.” As per usual, the pups are beyond cute. Here is some other news you may have missed: Olympian Kellie Wells Appears on Episode of ‘Say Yes to the Dress: Atlanta’ (ESPN) Watch MythBusters Crew Film Their Final Scene Ever—Grenades…